[c-nsp] NPE-400 vs. NPE-G1

Oliver Boehmer (oboehmer) oboehmer at cisco.com
Mon Feb 6 07:36:54 EST 2006

Gert Doering <mailto:gert at greenie.muc.de> wrote on Monday, February 06,
2006 1:07 PM:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 12:56:45PM +0100, Oliver Boehmer (oboehmer)
> wrote: 
>>> Compare BGP convergence times.
>> interesting, but I don't think this is a CPU speed issue.. what
>> difference do you observe? And which IOS releases do you compare?
> "It feels a lot slower" (CPU load, the time it takes to recover from
> "clear ip b * soft", which I had to do fairly often recently due to
> CSCsb09852, and the time for BGP to fully come up after reload).
> Unfortunately, I don't have setups that are directly comparable
> regarding number of iBGP/eBGP peers, so it's very hard to come up
> with exact numbers.
> NPE-G1/7301 are running 12.2(18)S10, Sup720 is running 12.2(18)SXF
> (and recently, SXF2).

Interesting. Just checked some convergence scalability tests we did, and
there a Sup720 with 12.2(18)SXF performs slightly better than
G1/12.2(18)S10, possibly due to some addtl. enhancements in SXF..
It will likely require some more debugging to check your observations..


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